Land and the road to decarbonization and resilience
Land can play a substantial role in simultaneously overcoming the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. Nature conservation, sustainable land management, and ecosystem restoration, under inclusive land governance, integrated land use planning and landscape management, offer immediate, cost-effective, and potentially large-scale mitigation and adaptation benefits. With forward-looking policy and legal frameworks, sustained finance and appropriate incentives, and meaningful stakeholder engagement, proven technologies and practices in the land use sector will contribute to a more sustainable, decarbonised, and resilient future.
The UNFCCC and UNCCD secretariats and their partners are well positioned to assist Parties and other stakeholders in raising awareness and creating new narratives, developing capacities, building partnerships, and mobilizing resources as well as providing support with practical tools and technical guidance to achieve shared sustainability goals. This brief presents recommendations for immediate action to harness synergies.